PET is Wonderful (PiW) is the name of an ever-expanding team of committed researchers, and gives the moto to a series of international meetings designed to bring together the wider PET imaging community.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is an imaging technique that relies on the injection of a molecule that has been specifically designed so that it binds to a targeted receptor, transporter, enzyme or protein in the body, i.e. a radiotracer. PET can be coupled with Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging to provide anatomical landmarks and better describe regional distribution of the PET radiotracer in vivo.
PET is a powerful tool used to improve the understanding of how human diseases develop and progress, to discover new treatments for disease and ultimately to make a real impact on people’s health.
A PET image is the perfect union of the wonders of physics (radioactive decay and positron annihilation), chemistry (uniquely tailored compounds), biology (multidimensional complex processes happening in real time) and mathematics (multiparametric kinetic data). It is a technique full of wonder and able to unlock the wonders of human physiology and pathophysiology.
What People Say
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear lessMarie Curie
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the worldLouis Pasteur
We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create themAlbert Einstein